Deborah Malster Counsellor & Psychotherapist MA, BSc, Dip, MBACP (Accred)
Sometimes in life we may need help from someone outside of our family and friends. Counselling can help you find some hope, answers, healing, calm and meaning when experiencing struggles or dilemmas.
I am an accredited integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, which means I work from various approaches to help people find a way to manage the uncertainty, panic, void, conflict and anxiety, life can make us feel at times.
The first session will be spent looking at why you have decided to seek support along with your needs and expectations of counselling and how I can help. If you decide you would like to continue we can discuss and agree to further sessions. Counselling usually takes place once a week at an agreed time and day and the sessions are 50 minutes in duration; I am able to support people both short and long term.
I work in a warm, confidential and non-judgemental manner and I believe by us working together, counselling can help you heal, find purpose and move forward. So if you would like to consider therapy, why not contact me to discuss further and we can go from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have experience of supporting adults, older adults and young people (16-24) within the NHS, private, public and voluntary sectors since 2001 and as a counsellor since 2010. I work with clients in many areas such as trauma, disability, abuse, depression, anxiety, feeling sad, bereavement, acute, chronic and terminal illness, sexual health, sexuality, ageing, low self-esteem, altered body-image, low confidence, bullying, relationship issues and work concerns.
I currently work in a busy palliative care team within the NHS and have a private practice.
I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and privately.
I am an accredited and registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Qualifications and Training:
- EMDR (Part I & II completed, Part III Dec 2019)
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
- MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Dip.Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Cert. Counselling Studies
- Cert. Counselling Skills
- Motivational Interviewing Training
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training
- Mental Health Training (The Open University and Enabled East NHS)
- Stop Smoking Training - Level 2
- Go Girls – Self Esteem Training
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness (EYPDAS)
- Sexual Health Training
- Family Focus Facilitator - Parenting
- BSc. (Hons) Social Sciences
- Cert. Managing Care
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Leigh on Sea - Individual counselling fees are £45 per fifty minute session.
Supervision fees, please contact.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Leigh on Sea - Mondays and Tuesdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and privately.View supervision profile